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Bitcoin IRA Announces Crypto & Cash Interest-Earning Program

Bitcoin IRA, a company that allows individuals to invest in cryptocurrency in an IRS-approved retirement account, announced on Monday the launch of its new cryptocurrency and cash interest-earning program. According to Bitcoin IRA, the program was created through a collaboration with Genesis, a digital asset… Read More

ZestFinance Rebrands: AI Software For Credit Provider Now Named Zest AI

ZestFinance, an artificial intelligence (AI) software for credit provider, announced once Monday it has rebranded to Zest AI. The company reported that as it celebrates its tenth year anniversary, it remains committed in its original mission to make fair and transparent credit available to everyone…. Read More

FinTech Innovation Lab New York Opens Applications for 2020 Class

FinTech Innovation Lab New York, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City, announced on Monday it has opened applications for its 2020 class. According to its creators, the FinTech Innovation Lab is designed for entrepreneurs developing disruptive… Read More

UK Travel Platform Snap Now Seeking £1.1 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

Snap, a UK-based travel platform, is now seeing £1.1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Snap states that it uses technology, and the power of its community, to aggregate travel demand and match it with spare capacity from independent coach… Read More

BitPay: Users May Now Buy UK Gift Cards With the BitPay Mobile App

With the 2019 holiday season set to kick off in a couple of weeks, global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced that users may now purchase UK gift cards with the BitPay mobile app. According to BitPay, users may now use their crypto to purchase cards… Read More

UK Modern Plant Shop Patch Raises More Than £1.8 Million on Crowdcube

Patch, a UK-based modern plant shop for “modern plant people,” has successfully raised more than £1.8 million through its Crowdcube campaign. The company launched the equity crowdfunding round earlier this month and quickly secured its £500,000 funding target. The initiative has so far attracted over… Read More

Update: Anna Money Surpasses £3.5 Million in Funding Through Seedrs Round

Anna Money, a UK-based fintech that specializes in SME business banking, has successfully secured £3.5 million in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round was launched last month and quickly surpasses its initial £3 million funding target. Anna stands for Absolutely… Read More

IdentityMind Announces New Partnership With Acuant to Strengthen Digital Identity Proofing

IdentityMind Global, a SaaS RegTech platform that builds, maintains and analyzes digital identities worldwide, announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with Acuant, a global provider of identity verification solutions, to strengthen digital identity proofing.  IdentityMind reported that through the partnership Acuant’s identity… Read More

Update: JustPark Surpasses £6.9 Million During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Just days before it is set to close its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based parking innovator JustPark has raised more than £6.9 million through the funding round from nearly 5300 investors. The initiative was launched earlier this month and quickly surpassed its initial… Read More

Update: CreditSpring Completes Seedrs Round With More Than £1.5 Million Secured

Creditspring, a UK-based subscription-based loan membership platform, has officially closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company completed the funding round with a total of £1,571,666 secured. Through the initiative, which was launched in August, CreditSpring offered 13.30% in equity at a £9,780,000 pre-money… Read More

Poloniex to “Spin Out” of Circle & Become a New Independent International Company

Circle announced on Friday that its internal group, Poloniex, will be “spinning out” from Circle to become a new independent international company called Polo Digital Assets, Ltd. According to Circle, the spin-out, which is back by an undisclosed Asian investment group, will bring significant resources… Read More

American Express Reimagines Corporate Program; Announces Custom Offering For Startups

American Express (NYSE:AXP) announced on Thursday it has reimaged its American Express Corporate Program with new offerings to meet the needs of both companies and their employees. The new suite of products includes  American Express Corporate Green, Gold, and Platinum Card. Each of the cards will… Read More

Standard Chartered Announces Domestic Cash Management Services in Europe

Standard Chartered announced on Thursday it is set to offer clients an extensive range of cash management services out of London and Frankfurt covering the UK and Eurozone countries, following investment in a new cash management infrastructure. According Standard Chartered, the infrastructure is currently scheduled… Read More

Radius Bank Announces New Partnership With Credible For Digital Marketplace Expansion

U.S. digital bank Radius Bank announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Credible to expand its digital marketplace. Radius Bank reported that through the partnership, consumers can source competitive rates for student loans, student loan refinancing and personal loans through the Radius platform. The… Read More

U.S. Fintech West Creek Secures $150 Million Credit Facility From Pollen Street Capital to Expand Point-of-Sale Financing

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West Creek, a U.S.-based fintech company that provides point-of-sale financing, announced on Thursday it secured a $150 million credit facility from Pollen Street Capital, bringing the company’s total credit facility capacity to $250 million. Founded in 2014, West Creek claims it focuses on using big data… Read More

Crypto Trading Platform PrimeXBT Announces New Fee Structure; Lowers Fees Up to 50% For Active Traders

Cryptocurrency trading platform PrimeXBT announced on Thursday its new fee system, which lowers fees up to 50% for active traders. The platform reported that it continues to grow its competitive advantage by reducing the already low fees offered on its advanced trading platform, encouraging increased… Read More

PayPal Expands Partnership With Synchrony to Launch Venmo’s First-Ever Credit Card

Payments platform giant PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced on Thursday it has extended its strategic consumer credit partnership with Synchrony (NYSE: SYF). PayPal reported that through the collaboration, Synchrony will become the exclusive issuer of a Venmo co-branded consumer credit card in the U.S., which is… Read More

Bill.com Announces Extension of Intelligent Platform With New Purchase Order Capabilities, Programs, & Partnerships Dedicated to Midsized Companies

Bill.com, a business payments and software platform provider, announced on Wednesday its new set of offerings designed to help midmarket companies better automate their AP/AR functions and achieve greater operational efficiencies. According to Bill.com, the newly introduced capabilities for the midmarket include support for a centralized,… Read More

PumaPay Teams Up With Cointelligence For Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Education Accessibility

PumaPay, a blockchain payments system that provides an open-source “free-of-charge blockchain-based protocol” that decentralizes the transaction process, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with cryptocurrency data resource platform Cointelligence to make cryptocurrency and blockchain education accessible for everyone. According to the duo, the education… Read More

U.S. Fintech Galileo Financial Technologies Secures $77 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Accel

Galileo Financial Technologies, a U.S.-based fintech, announced on Thursday it secured $77 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Accel with participation from Qualtrics Co-Founder and CEO Ryan Smith.   Founded in 2000, Galileo claims it has grown to become one of… Read More

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